News from April 2019

Finance firm hit with $4K fine for TCPA violations against Huntingdon Valley company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge levied a $4,000 fine on a finance corporation that sent eight unsolicited faxes to a Huntingdon Valley-based aircraft engine manufacturer and real estate corporation, stating it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Superior Court affirms ruling for Hershey Medical Center in malpractice claim

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 4, 2019

HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a couple who sued Penn State Hershey Medical Center for alleged medical malpractice.

New Jersey man alleges negligence of wheelchair manufacturers led to infection, amputation of legs

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey man alleges a failure to have his wheelchair repaired in a timely manner led to an infection that resulted in the amputation of both legs.

McClure man alleges California university made illegal telemarketing calls

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

HARRISBURG – A McClure man has filed a suit against a California for-profit university and its president over allegedly illegal telemarketing sales calls.

Fast Advance Funding files conspiracy suit against New Jersey entities over agreement

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia limited liability company alleges New Jersey entities and individuals failed to honor a 2017 agreement and owe more than $300,000.

Lawyers for lawyers can't withdraw from case, judge rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently denied a law firm's motion to withdraw as counsel for another law firm being sued in dispute over unpaid invoices for legal advertising services.

New lawyer files appeal in Lancaster chemical cases against AWI; Previous lawyer was DQ'd by judge

By John O'Brien | Apr 5, 2019

LANCASTER – The next chapter in long-running Lancaster litigation against Armstrong World Industries will ask whether it was fair for a judge to boot the plaintiffs’ lawyer off of their cases.

March 28: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania docket for personal injury cases

By The Penn Record | Apr 5, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on March 28. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania: Actions Taken on March 28

By The Penn Record | Apr 5, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity on March 28 in the suits below:

March 28: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania docket for contract cases

By The Penn Record | Apr 5, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 28. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

In Lyme disease case, SEPTA will hand over records on workers bitten by ticks

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 5, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Per judicial order, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is required to produce any reports concerning exposure to Lyme Disease and Bell’s Palsy on the job, in connection with a flagman’s lawsuit who alleges he contracted both diseases in the course of his work.

South Philly woman's real estate suit over alleged faulty sewer system is settled

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 5, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a South Philadelphia woman who claimed her residence’s former owner failed to disclose problems with the sewage system before selling it to her has been settled.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Actions Taken on March 28

By The Penn Record | Apr 5, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity on March 28 in the suits below:

March 28: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania docket for labor cases

By The Penn Record | Apr 5, 2019

The following labor-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on March 28. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Pizzeria says lawsuit filed against it by DUI accident victim shouldn't be heard in Philly

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 5, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Norristown man is pursuing legal action in Philadelphia against the intoxicated motorist who struck him with his vehicle and the restaurant that allegedly overserved alcohol to the driver, while the restaurant believes the case should instead be heard in Montgomery County.

March 28: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania docket for contract cases

By The Penn Record | Apr 5, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on March 28. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

BLV Chaffee Corners seeks to confirm $21 million arbitration award

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A limited liability company headquartered in Colorado is asking a state court to confirm a $21.7 million arbitration award.

Former JetBlue employee alleges it did not accommodate splint after work-related injury

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A Midland woman is seeking reinstatement to her employment with JetBlue after she was allegedly discharged because she was unable to return to work with an accommodation for a work-related injury.

LILLEbaby alleges Chicco child carrier infringes on patents

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A baby carrier company alleges a Lancaster infant products manufacturer has infringed its patents.

Prisoner Transport Services sued by inmate over allegations of mistreatment during transport

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2019

WILKES-BARRE– An Ambler man is suing a prison transport company over allegations that he was mistreated on a transport bus.

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